What's better than supporting "Worldwide Quilting Day", than with a bunch of "Quilt Qwazy Queens" getting together for sharing and inspiring?
It's a global event, and nothing makes global friends easier to keep in touch with, than the Internet these days!
Marian, bless her heart, knew that was the case
and rounded us all up for a blog hop.
I've been a "Quilt Qwazy Queen" for over 20 years now, although I've been
sewing for over 55 years! My Aunt taught me how to sew. I'm not really sure just how or why it stuck...
My mom's old Necchi machine hated me.
Every time I sat down with it, the tension went crazy, wadded up thread, coughed and sputtered. My mom, who didn't sew that much at all, would go right over and it would behave like a charm???
I even managed to sew thru my finger and nail with I was a kid.
That blasted needle broke off in 3 pieces in my nail.
We had to go to the Dr to have one of the pieces removed.
I don't think I can remember anything that hurt that bad.
That million pound beast of a machine sits in my basement, taunting me to this day. I'm not sure just why I've kept it...
With all those years...comes all those quilts.
Way too many to share.
But I've come to realize just how important sharing is.
Sharing inspires us all and allows our quilts to have a voice.
Recording that voice is the most important.
How many of you take the time to label your quilts?
I, for one stink at it.
And do you document all your treasures?
My take of designing!
I love this fusible applique center and just started stitching and
cutting till I had a quilt!
Who needs EQ?
Yep, it was bad...Lesson learned, no matter how hard you pull your pieces as you stitch, if they weren't cut correctly, they aren't going to fit together correctly when your done!
My "walk of shame" quilt keeps me humble.
Heaven knows this is ugly!
It was so much prettier in my mind.
I think it's all that tan and gold.
Let there be a lesson here.
Even if it missed its mark in your eyes, someone is loving it, trust me!
(with the exception of this one, that is)
Seriously though, each quilt has own own story, just like those 3 above. None of which you'd have known, if you hadn't read this.
I've found the perfect solution to document those memories...
and it's free!
I've blogged about this wonderful program before,
but with Worldwide Quilting Day that just past,
I had to share again.
This FREE program is just incredible.
When you open it up, it looks like this.
All the information and stories, your quilt holds along with photos
documented in one place.
You keep track of names, patterns, sizes, batting types, designer, quilter...
the list goes on.
It builds a summary page, as you add things.
A glimpse into your quilting history.
Best yet, it creates greeting and note cards,
with your quilt photos.
And continues to tell your story on the back.
Address labels, business cards...
Even full size album pages you can print out!
Did I mention it's free?
I used to be an ambassador for Quilt Album when it was a paid
program and loved it. The only changes are more features and multiple photos of each quilt we can store, with the free version.
Now that just can't be, you say?
Yes, it is.
But don't take my word for it,
you can read all about it and download your copy
They do ask for donations and in honor of Worldwide Quilting Day,
I do hope that you can show them the love,
with a donation for their generosity.
(I am in no way affiliated, just a loyal lover of this program)
Thanks Marion and all of my fellow bloggers.
Go forth and prosper...while your documenting your hearts out!
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lately. It's almost 50% on my Creative New Quilts blog hop.
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click on your name.
If there is not email address there, you are a no-reply blogger.
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Keep on stitchin!